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Meaning of ALTARPIECE

Pronunciation:  'oltur`pees

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
 

ALTARPIECE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: reredos
 
 See Also: screen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al"tar*piece`\, n.
The painting or piece of sculpture above and behind the
altar; reredos.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abstract, abstraction, altar, altar carpet, altar desk, altar facing, altar of prothesis, altar rail, altar side, altar slab, altar stair, altar stone, ancona, block print, bomos, chancel table, collage, color print, Communion table, copy, credence, cyclorama, daub, diptych, engraving, eschara, fresco, frontal, gradin, hestia, holy table, icon, illumination, illustration, image, likeness, mensal, miniature, missal stand, montage, mosaic, mural, panorama, photograph, picture, predella, print, prothesis, representation, reproduction, retable, retablo, rood altar, scrobis, stained glass window, stencil, still life, superaltar, tableau, tapestry, triptych, wall painting
 

 

 

 

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